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The world of insurance journalism is losing two of its most prominent, talented and dedicated players with the retirements of Steve Piontek, editor of NU‘s life and health insurance edition, and Daniel Hays, our own outstanding online news editor.

Mr. Piontek, who was here when I arrived at NU back in 1981, retired on April 30, a day short of his 30th anniversary. I have always admired Steve for his relentless honesty and integrity, as he time and again boldly challenged conventional wisdom in the industry.

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